Moremi Crossing Camp
Moremi Crossing Camp: Our View
Our experience of Moremi Crossing was unforgettable from when we arrived. A perfect, peaceful sundowner cruise on the river followed by a spectacular African thunderstorm and viewing some exciting hippo activity from a large motorboat. The hippos certainly didn't like the thunder and lightning and our guide wisely maintained a safe distance!
Moremi Crossing Camp has historically always been what we call a pure ‘water’ or ‘wet’ camp. This means that much of the area around the camp is water with pockets of dry land. The ‘water’ camps are some of the most scenic of all the Okavango delta camps and tend to be much more relaxed. But it is important to remember that the big game viewing is more limited compared to camps with lots of dry land that offer game drives. So we would not normally recommend it if it is the only camp clients are going to. However, in 2019 there was a severe drought in Botswana and water levels in this western area of the Okavango Delta dropped to such a degree that water activities were not possible and for the first time ever Moremi Crossing offered game drives. We also noted that the lack of water enabled much more big game to move into the area and the game viewing was much better than it usually is! This makes it harder to predict exactly what sort of experience will be on offer at Moremi Crossing Camp in the future. Our advice to clients is that if you especially want a camp that offers water activities including mokoro trips then check with us and we will try to see what water levels are probably going to be like when you want to stay. We would advise clients to still combine Moremi Crossing Camp with another camp that can always guarantee to offer game drives and excellent big game viewing.
Moremi Crossing Camp is one of two camps in this area owned by the same operator and is much larger than its sister camp, Gunns Camp. With 16 rooms this is the largest camp in the Okavango Delta and as such may not be ideal for people looking for a small intimate camp.
However, Moremi Crossing is also one of the cheapest camps in the Delta and the fact that the rooms and facilities are of a relatively high standard make this camp exceptionally good value for money.
The large size of Moremi Crossing means that it may not appeal to everyone. But its reasonable price makes it a great choice for clients on a budget. It works especially well as part of a longer safari itinerary which includes camps offering high quality game drives and it offers a very different experience and change of pace to the land based safari camps.
Moremi Crossing Camp: Quick Facts
- 16 smart tented ensuite rooms overlooking the river
- accessed only by light aircraft
- Activities are water level dependent but will usually be water & walking activities and game drives may be offered
- family tent and honeymoon tent offered
- Children 6 years and older are permitted. However, please note that only children 12 years and over are permitted on mokoro and walking activities. So this camp may not be suitable for families with young children unless game drives are being offered
- No Wifi
Moremi Crossing Camp: The Details
Moremi Crossing Camp is located on a palm island surrounded by the Moremi's game-rich seasonal floodplains of the Okavango Delta.
The 16 tented rooms are surprisingly smart given the reasonable price of this camp and have ensuite bathrooms with outdoor shower. They are built looking out on to the Boro River with private decks to relax on. It should be noted that the large size of this camp means that some rooms are quite a distance from the main camp area. Clients with walking difficulties should advise us in advance and we can request a closer room.
The main camp building is a very large open plan deck with thatched roof and stunning views onto the river. This contains the lounge/dining and bar area and a short walk leads to a very lovely pool area.
Activities offered will depend on the water level at the time of your visit. If water levels return to their pre 2019 levels then Moremi Crossing Camp will probably only offer water activities and walking safaris. However, if water levels are too low, it may not be possible to do water activities, in which case the owners have advised that they will always offer game drives instead. Many camps in Botswana have stopped offering walking safaris but this activity is always offered at Moremi Crossing regardless of the water levels. They are a fantastic opportunity for clients to view animals from a very different perspective. No matter what activities are being offered, clients can be sure of a high quality and diverse safari experience which allows an in-depth experience of the Okavango Delta's amazing eco system.